Air and precipitation particle motions within a cold front measured by the MU VHF radar
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1985 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 1233–1240, November-December 1985
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1985), Air and precipitation particle motions within a cold front measured by the MU VHF radar, Radio Sci., 20(6), 1233–1240, doi:10.1029/RS020i006p01233., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 MAY 1985
- Manuscript Received: 4 FEB 1985
The VHF Doppler radar at Shigaraki, Japan, is shown to be capable of investigating mesoscale meteorological phenomena in the troposphere. Three dimensional velocities of air and precipitation particles in a cold frontal system are measured directly. The time and altitude resolution obtained with this system are unequalled by other conventional instruments. A strong and deep updraft associated with the frontal passage is observed extending above 10 km. Enhanced echoes accompanying the updraft are also detected with a meteorological radar.